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Post Reply Does anyone else suffer from a mental illness?
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That seems like an inordinate amount of medication ( even subtracting the vitamin D, which is not a medication -.- )

I have PTSD ( and the resulting anxiety, depression and bouts of suicidal thoughts ) and flavours of OCD but only take 3 pills a day.
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Im perfect
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I am diagnosed with Aspergers (a form of Autism), ADHD, OCD, ODD, and possibly Anxiety and Depression. I wouldn't call myself mentally ill, or them illnesses. I also advocate for people with Autism on my Arsam The Autistic page.
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Im perfect


This how I see it. I'm the only normal bastard on the planet. Everyone else is mentally disabled in some way. I don't hold it against them though.
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maybe some depression or low self esteem,stress and definitely social anxiety

though this just from self analysis don't have anything that serious other then hard time doing anything outsid my comfort zone and such even though i want to.
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Yeah actually.

Doing something for the thrill and enjoyment, not for money.

I need professional help

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Do you really need all this medicine, man? Not trying to get into your life, but in my very own case my doctor tutored me to not use too much medication.



Without my ocd pills i get very obsessive to the point i hurt myself wash my hands and ask if stuff is poisoned and basically become very obbsessive and paranoid

Without antidepressants i try to commit suicide

without mood stabilizers i have mood swings and have even turned on my parents with a knife

I need the testosterone supplements as my body never went through puberty it does not naturally produce testosterone like it should.

I want to cut the medication down but without the medication im on i go to having bigger problems.



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runec wrote:

That seems like an inordinate amount of medication ( even subtracting the vitamin D, which is not a medication -.- )

I have PTSD ( and the resulting anxiety, depression and bouts of suicidal thoughts ) and flavours of OCD but only take 3 pills a day.


Yup but without it im a danger to myself and others :P
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Mostly just pretty bad anxiety I'm in therapy for. I have a very hard time outside of my routine.

Had to go to a different company location this week and I woke up in the middle of the night hallucinating that there were bugs on me. I couldn't see them, just feel 'em. Very difficult to reason with oneself when like that. I can tell myself they ain't there but then I feel them--freak out more.

It's just the stress of doing something new and different. I can't even go to stores and stuff..anything unfamiliar I avoid. I have therapy tomorrow morning though, thankfully. Hopefully I can express myself a bit better this time. I drank too much alcohol this week to cope.



The transition to adult livin' is making things very strenuous on me.
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runec wrote:

That seems like an inordinate amount of medication ( even subtracting the vitamin D, which is not a medication -.- )

I have PTSD ( and the resulting anxiety, depression and bouts of suicidal thoughts ) and flavours of OCD but only take 3 pills a day.


Heh, I take 10 pills a day :p
Four antipsychotic pills, six mood stabilizer pills.

I would love to cut them down, but my psychiatrist does not want to, and even with all this, I still have residual psychotic symptoms
I think people are watching me from the sky, that people are accessing my thoughts, that my thoughts can actually come true, and that people (like my brother) want to kill me. Makes me wonder why I take so much medication.
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Last spring I took a break from college because felt like killing myself everyday and nothing could ease my mental suffering. Not even watching anime or Netflix could distract me, so i stop going to classes and all I did was literally lie on my bed and do nothing.
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I have a very hard time outside of my routine.


Ugh, yes. That's the kicker isn't it? I can function within my personal sphere of predictability. But throw me an unexpected curveball and its time to curl into the fetal position and twitch uncontrollably for while. I've been able to work on the avoidance with meds and therapy but in recent months have basically hit the outer limits of what I can feasible do even with them.

Now I'm just trying to make peace with what will be my limitations for life. Without opening my wrists in the bathtub in the process. -.-



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Yup but without it im a danger to myself and others :P



neumaus wrote:
I would love to cut them down, but my psychiatrist does not want to, and even with all this, I still have residual psychotic symptoms
I think people are watching me from the sky, that people are accessing my thoughts, that my thoughts can actually come true, and that people (like my brother) want to kill me. Makes me wonder why I take so much medication.


Yeah, I don't have any bad psychosis so I don't really have point of reference for the amount of meds required. I do get the paranoia and what not but it doesn't spill over into the realm of unreasonable.
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yeah i keep waiting for one of my 27 boyfriends to become 3d
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Ugh, yes. That's the kicker isn't it? I can function within my personal sphere of predictability. But throw me an unexpected curveball and its time to curl into the fetal position and twitch uncontrollably for while. I've been able to work on the avoidance with meds and therapy but in recent months have basically hit the outer limits of what I can feasible do even with them.

Now I'm just trying to make peace with what will be my limitations for life. Without opening my wrists in the bathtub in the process. -.-


It's hard. I ended my school life and now I'm entering a new phase. This is my first year working full time, and it seems to be going well so far, but my mental state is kicking up a storm because of the changes. Despite my efforts of trying to keep it as routine as possible. While I was in university--I could skip classes and study the way that worked for me. That ability to stay home and work my ass off isn't as much of an option anymore. Some of the issues I wasn't forced to address before are now cropping up on me.

My social issues are becoming a major frustration and source of anxiety (new social situations) at work. I've been trying to "tough it out" and simply force myself through these challenges of mine, but I seem to only consume alcohol and stim a fuckton. I've been going to therapy but communication has been rough. I just end up scratching or flapping my arms in frustration when trying to express my stress. Then end up surrendering a: "I don't want to talk about it".

Maybe I can work on test stands for private jets, but I can't walk into a store without having issues like shouting my debit card pin out loud. Design software to run and check fuel cells? Sure. Use a Drive thru? Can't fucking do it.

I can't be smart without being an utter idiot at the same time I suppose.

Life's been annoying lately. At least I'm making money and can move out soon. I'm just dealing like everybody else. Hope you're alright. Shit ain't easy.

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